Bobcats at Celtics
7:30 p.m., TD Garden
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.8||4.6||G, R. Rondo||11.5||5.3|
|G, G. Henderson||14.3||4.0||G, J. Bayless||9.4||2.0|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||7.2||5.1||F, J. Sullinger||13.2||8.1|
|F, J. McRoberts||7.7||5.1||F, B. Bass||10.9||5.7|
|C, A. Jefferson||21.7||10.6||C, J. Green||16.7||4.6|
Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker versus Rajon Rondo: Rondo is the only significant remnant from when the Celtics were champions. For the Celtics to play spoilers this late in a lost season, Rondo has to be that guy again.
Observations• Lots of veterans out for the Celtics these days. Ex-Bobcat Gerald Wallace is out for the season following two surgeries. Kris Humphries is also out and Avery Bradley is day-to-day with a strained Achilles tendon.
• Soon as Celtics GM Danny Ainge dealt Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, this became a bad-to-be-good mission. Rondo is clearly the carryover asset. Rookie Kelly Olynyk has had some good moments.
Tap-ins• The Bobcats were off Thursday in Boston, as coach Steve Clifford sees late-season rest as a benefit over fine-tuning.
• The Bobcats haven’t played the Celtics since late November. They’re tied 1-1, but the Celtics were a very different team then.
Did you know?
The Bobcats’ current five-game winning streak is longest of the season.